Snowball cookies with mini chocolate chips

The only thing mini about these cookies is the chips!

These are a variation of a recipe I saw in one of my Nestle cookbooks that one of my grandmothers gave to me when I was in college. It is also the treat that Rob requested. I used a mix of Crisco and butter, but you can use all butter if you want. It is a very easy dough to make and the cookies will be a big hit! I made mine on the larger side,with 2 tbs of dough. You can use 2 tsp and you will bake more of them, obviously. They also take less time to cook.

Remember to scoop your powdered sugar and flour from your respective containers into measuring cups so you get the correct amount. Also, preheat your oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the right temp.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tbs water
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
That cookie monster, at it again!

Directions – preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners. In a bowl, cream butter, Crisco and powdered sugar. Add vanilla. Blend in flour and salt. Mix in water. You may have to use your mixer for a while. It takes the dough some time to come together. Add chips. Scoop out 2 tbs dough, roll into a ball and slightly flatten. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Bake 10 to 12 minutes (bottoms will be lightly golden). Sprinkle warm cookies with powdered sugar. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Happiness is a warm cookie

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you try these cookies, let me know how you like them. I wish you a wonderful day, filled with peace, love and joy. #bekind

Frosted Cake mix cookies with mini m&ms

Easy cake mix cookies!

I panicked at the thought of bringing 6 cupcakes into work tomorrow (although they are very large), so I decided,to add some cake mix cookies to bring in. I used a white cake mix for the cookies, topped them with white chocolate frosting, and I topped them with mini m&ms. They cookies are puffy and soft and I think you will really like them. You can try and different cake mix flavor if you want. You can also use semisweet or milk chocolate chips in the frosting if you prefer. Remember to scoop your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup so you get the correct amount, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before you start baking, so the oven is the perfect temp. Also, I really piled on the frosting thick and still had a little left over. If you don’t want a ton of frosting on the cookies, you can halve the frosting recipe or save it to use on something else.☺

  • Cookies ingredients
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. In a bowl,combine cake mix, flour and cornstarch. Add egg whites, vanilla water and oil. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger 1/4 cups of dough on the prepared sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. They will be lightly golden on the bottom. Cool completely.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions – in a microwave safe bowl, heat milk and white chips in 30 second increments until you cam stir it smooth. Add butter and vanilla. Blend in enough powdered sugar to get the consistency you want. Frost cookies and top with mini m&ms. Store in covered container.

Have a wonderful week! And remember to be kind!